In the early 1990s, Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin came into our world. She had big plans and many stories to tell, but at the time lacked the technology and power to convey them to you in the style that she has mastered since being summoned back.
These instrumental, multilayered bedroom recordings may sound familiar to anyone who has already discovered Ms. Macpumpkin’s unique world. They should because they formed the backbone of her 2012 debut, Fish Drive Edsels.
These original recordings are the products of a young mind experimenting with melody and sound—a skeleton for things to come. They are analog recordings made with cheap keyboards and toy instruments and layered into a double tape deck marketed not as studio gear but for dubbing mix tapes for friends.
And so, friends, be forewarned, they are very lo-fi, and at times extremely abrasive, but they are indeed the wild seed that spawned what Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin is today.
released April 8, 2020
Music/Lyrics by Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin
Post-production by Kevin Busby
Do you remember how it used to be?
It was you and me, and the other three
We'd take the dollies, take the dollies, and sit them up in rows
We'd plant the seeds, and watch how they would grow
We used to pick the flowers up, and spin all around
Our dresses went up like buttercups in the snow
The bumblebees and butterflies would sing us little songs
But when they stopped singing them, the flowers started to die
And all the bees and butterflies would cry
And all that time you never knew
And always wondered why